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  1. Poll: Who will win the Eastern Conference finals?

    May 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas, Martin St. Louis

    With the Eastern Conference final set between Boston and Tampa Bay, we want to know who you think comes out on top.

  2. What Went Wrong: Philadelphia Flyers

    May 7, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    Yes, the Flyers are done and out of the playoffs after being swept by the Bruins. Gee, I wonder what might make the list of what went wrong?

  3. Five Thoughts: Flyers and Bruins give us lots to chew on

    May 7, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Mike Richards

    The end of the Bruins-Flyers series has given us a lot to think about ranging from goaltending, to defense, to coaching matchups in the next round.

  4. Patrice Bergeron has mild concussion after collision with Claude Giroux

    May 7, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Patrice Bergeron

    Reports out of Boston say that Patrice Bergeron has suffered yet another concussion. This news won’t sit well for the Bruins and their hopes of a Stanley Cup title.

  5. Video: Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick preview Canucks-Predators Game 5

    May 7, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Four

    Hockey Central’s Bill Patrick gets a preview of Game 5 between Nashville and Vancouver as the Canucks look to end the series on home ice.

  6. City of Glendale will pony up $25 million again to keep Coyotes for another year

    May 7, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Coyotes-logo

    The City of Glendale is looking to once again lock the Phoenix Coyotes into place for one more year by anteing up $25 million more dollars to cover losses for next season.

  7. Redemption: Bruins sweep Flyers out, win 5-1 and set date with Tampa in East final

    May 6, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Johnny Boychuk

    The Bruins are off to their first Eastern Conference final since 1992 after getting redemption for last year’s second round collapse against the Flyers.

  8. Detroit stays alive, beats San Jose 4-3 on Darren Helm’s late goal

    May 6, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk,  Niklas Kronwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    Detroit staved off elimination in Game 4 thanks to the work of captain Nicklas Lidstrom and a late, clutch goal from Darren Helm.

  9. Bitter Semyon Varlamov hopeful to stay in NHL next year after being Caps backup

    May 6, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov is a bit sour about being made into a backup goalie in Washington but hopeful he can land a starting job somewhere in the NHL next season.

  10. Sharks, Bruins try to complete sweeps of Red Wings, Flyers tonight

    May 6, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    Want previews of tonight’s Game 4 matches between the Sharks-Red Wings and Bruins-Flyers? Check out this post.

  11. Nicklas Lidstrom isn’t expected to retire after this season

    May 6, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    Nicklas Lidstrom just turned 41, but his on-ice play and probable high salary indicate that he might be back again.

  12. Report: Matt Hulsizer is getting tired of Coyotes soap opera, might turn attention to buying Blues

    May 6, 2011, 5:20 PM EDT

    Coyotes-logo

    A Forbes report indicates that potential owner Matt Hulsizer is growing tired of the Coyotes sale conundrum. He might instead turn his sights on the Blues, another team up for sale.

  13. NHL on NBC ratings are up over last year

    May 6, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Curious how ratings are doing this year? They’re on the rise for NBC.

  14. Vancouver is struggling to maintain leads, but it’s not Roberto Luongo’s fault

    May 6, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Roberto Luongo

    The Canucks have struggled to hang onto leads, but the last person who deserves blame is Roberto Luongo.

  15. Will Mike Modano end his NHL career as a healthy scratch?

    May 6, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

    Mike Modano

    Maybe Mike Modano should have retired last year, but he can hang up his skates knowing that he didn’t retire with gas left in the tank.

  16. Canada beats U.S. 4-3 via shootout in 2011 IIHF WC qualification round match

    May 6, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

    US goaltender Ty Conklin and Kevin Shatt

    Ty Conklin made 48 saves for the United States, but Canada eventually got the best of him in a shootout. Check out this recap for the rundown plus an update on the 2011 World Championships standings.

  17. Five Thoughts: Ryan Kesler breaking out just in time

    May 6, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler’s emergence in the playoffs is making all the difference for Vancouver. Also, adulation for Pekka Rinne and James van Riemsdyk, piling on Alexander Semin, and perhaps some premature looking ahead to the next round.

  18. Report: Craig MacTavish might be leading candidate for Wild head coaching job

    May 6, 2011, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Craig MacTavish

    The Minnesota Wild are reportedly considering Craig MacTavish as their possible next head coach.

  19. Video: Hockey Central previews Game 4 of Sharks-Red Wings and Flyers-Bruins

    May 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Scott Hartnell, Johnny Boychuk

    Want Hockey Central’s take on tonight’s two Game 4 matches (San Jose-Detroit and Philadelphia-Boston)? This post features video commentary from the Versus crew.

  20. Why the Washington Capitals should give Bruce Boudreau one more year

    May 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    There are plenty of angry Capitals fans calling for Bruce Boudreau’s head, but the smart choice would be to give him one more chance to make it work.

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